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Animal House Pet Sitting
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
JEan J.
Verified review

John came out to my home to meet the cats. He let me know what to expect and sent me texts daily with pictures letting me know how things were going. His attention to detail and the manner in which he performed the care of my pets was nothing less then Excellent. I would definitely recommend John Duke to anyone needing pet care services.

Bone Appétit
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline G.
Verified review

I'm very happy I found Anna to pet sit my pug. She's incredibly knowledgable about dogs and I know my dog is in safe hands with her. I used to worry that my dog would be miserable/lonely when I traveled, but she was such a happy camper when she stayed with Anna. (I'm not even sure she missed me!) I highly recommend using C&A Pet Care!

Jill's Pet Sitting Service
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Becky P.
Verified review

Jill did a great job taking care of our pets. She was prompt and dependable and took great care to follow directions for our multiple pets. I can highly recommend her.

Red Dog Pet Sitting Service
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Erin C.
Verified review

Red Dog Pet Sitting is amazing!! They took the best care of my baby boy for the 2 years I lived in AL! I had 3 sitters over the years and each one loved Miles like he was their own. They were very organized, SUPER reliable and very professional. They would even send me texts with pictures from each visit. This was my first experience using a pet sitter and it was more than I could have hoped for. We recently moved back to TN and we miss Red Dog Pet Sitting very much!

Pet spa and play
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gayl-Julie S.
Verified review

I love the girls being groomed at Pet Spa & Play. Connie makes it so easy to schedule an appointment around my needs and cares for my fur babies from the moment she picks them up, which is another wonderful service Pet Spa & Play offers. Connie always grooms them how I have asked and will make suggestions if I am unsure of how to have their coats cut. They are always returned to me looking clean, well groomed, smelling great but most of all looking happy. They are a little tired which is likely from being pampered at the "spa" but also from playing with Drew. The girls and our family love Connie and her family!

Bella Star
5.0
from 1 review
    Tonya B.
    Verified review

    Very compassionate and understanding person with animals.

    About

    I will come to you and take your pooch out for some fun and recreation. We will throw the Frisbee, play ball, do whatever he/she enjoys doing. If they aren't physically up for all the activity, then I will take them walking for at least 15 minutes. Daily exercise is not only beneficial to our pet's physical well-being, but also emotionally and mentally. Whether we run and play, or just take a nice walk, the cost is the same. Also, if Fido or FiFi has a veterinarian, grooming or any other type of appointment, I provide drop-off/pick-up service. If you prefer that someone stay with them, I will be more than happy to wait.

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    I have loved spending time and taking care of fur babies.since I was a child. I've done volunteer work with Save Our Strays and have several fur babies of my own. I also have no problem dispensing medication. I've never come across an animal that didn't like me. I seem to have a connection with them.

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    I will come to your home and make sure your pets are fed, watered and walked properly as instructed by you. I will give them love while you're gone. I have references upon request.

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    I groom any breed of dog any size from small to large from a lil hair to alot of hair even just a nice bath for ur baby. I have 13yrs experience and my shop is opening soon and it's located off exit 100 (Albernant Bucksville exit off 216. Prices vary from breed and if ur baby is matted but call or you let me know on here and I do travel to ur house cause sometimes they just more comfortable at home😉😎😇🐩🐶🐕

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    I genuinely care for your pets wellbeing

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    I will walk, feed, water, etc. your pet if you don't have the time. I also can do grooming and bathing as well. I love animals, and I always give my all to them; they deserve it!

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    Get affordable rates on cat and dog grooming services. Let our experienced professionals provide loving care in the trimming, brushing, and washing of your furry friend. Expect outstanding service for your animal. We offer complete grooming service to all size of dogs and cats with expert grooming results. Get comprehensive care for your animal. When you use us, you'll always get exceptional service. Your pet will love visiting us for his/her grooming needs and hanging out in our kennels. Schedule a visit today!

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    I am always on time, i am dependable, i work on sundays and the other days of the week. I can work with more than 1 kind of animal, i have a veterinary assistant certificate.

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    We are a pet grooming salon. We provide a fun, safe, and friendly environment for your special boy/girl. We have top-of-the-line spa shampoo and equipment. We offer excellent customer service.

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    I will house-sit for almost any kind of pet. I will walk, feed, play, and provide companionship for your beloved pet. I will stay overnight if needed.

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    I love dogs so much. I grew up having dogs around me and got very used to them. I can even pet sit a cat their cute animals to. I have 2 years of experience with pet sitting and I would love to have the opportunity to pet sit your pet as well.

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    Animal hospitals offer general and emergency pet care services. Some animal hospitals offer 24 hour emergency services-call to confirm hours and availability.

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    I was a Vet. Assistant before become a pet groomer. I have the knowledge of helping with older pets.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Pet owners in Hoover, pet grooming is more important to your pet's health than you might think. Have you ever gone a month without a bath or shower? Two months? Six? No way! You would never go that long without performing basic personal hygiene, so why should your pet? At Patton Chapel Animal Clinic, we want you to know that your pets, especially dogs, need to be bathed, have hair cuts, and get their nails done more frequently than you realize. By skipping these procedures or thinking they are unnecessary, you may be in for a surprise visit to the veterinarian one day! Dogs and cats to a lesser extent, need to be bathed regularly, as frequently as once every 2 weeks to a month, to avoid uncomfortable skin conditions and unhealthy hair coats. Dirty skin can lead to skin infections, ear infections, and foul odors. In the south, as in Hoover, pet grooming during our hot and humid summers is very important. Skin infections and ear infections are caused by an overgrowth of bacteria or yeast on the skin, commonly the abdomen, between the toes, between any skin folds your pet may have (such as facial folds or around his or her neck or throat), or on the pinna or ear flap. These overgrowths lead to inflamed skin, hair loss, weeping or oozing sores, and crusty lesions. If left untreated, skin infections can spread, causing diffuse problems which need to be treated with systemic drugs. Similarly, hair cuts can help avoid skin issues as well. Hot spots and other lesions, severe matting, and not to mention shedding can all be avoided with a regular trip to the groomer. Pets need to have their nails trimmed regularly as well. Overgrown nails can curl under and dig into your pet's pad, causing pain and lameness. In severe cases, the pet must be anesthetized to have the nail cut and removed from the pad. At Patton Chapel Animal Clinic, we provide the people of Hoover pet grooming services which help keep your pets and you happy and healthy. Please call for questions or to schedule an appointment.

    About

    Hi! I'm Sarah. I live in Tuscaloosa, AL, and provide pet care services. I offer boarding for pets, walking, feeding and some grooming.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is included in a dog grooming?

    Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

    Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

    What does a dog walker do?

    We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

    • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
    • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
    • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
    • What are your different walk routes?
    • When will you pick up and drop off?
    • How will we communicate?
    • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
    • What’s your cancellation policy?
    • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
    • How and how often do I pay you?
    • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

    What is a dog groomer?

    A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

    What is a dog groomer?

    Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

    A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

    What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

    It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

    • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
    • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
    • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
    • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
    • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
    • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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